This is an archive of the Treatment Action Campaign's public documents from December 1998 until October 2008. I created this website because the TAC's website appears unmaintained and people were concerned that it
was becoming increasingly hard to find important documents.

The menu items have been slightly edited and a new stylesheet applied to the site. But none of the documents have been edited, not even for minor errors. The text appears on this site as obtained from the Internet Archive.

The period covered by the archive encompassed the campaign for HIV medicines, the civil disobedience campaigns, the Competition Commission complaints, the 2008 xenophobic violence and the PMTCT, Khayelitsha health workers and Matthias Rath court cases.

Improving Mother-to-child transmission Prevention

TAC Electronic Newsletter

4 October 2007

TAC lodges complaint against Christine Qunta

This morning, about  30 members  of the TAC, most living openly with HIV, gathered at St Georges Cathedral in Cape Town and proceeded to hand over a complaint against Christine Qunta, her associate Freddie Isaacs and the company Comforter's Healing Gift to the Director of Public Prosecutions, the South African Human Rights Commission and the Cape Law Society.  Two TAC members also went to Qunta Incorporated's offices in the Reserve Bank Building to give Christine Qunta a copy of the complaint.

Yesterday, Qunta's lawyers, Bowman Gilfillan Incorporated, sent TAC a letter which accused TAC of releasing a statement on 26 September that defamed her client and contained "numerous falsehoods". The letter failed to state what was false in our statement, which in any case, only contained information that was already publicly available.

The TAC stands by our statement. We reiterate our views that Christine Qunta promotes pseudoscience and that as a director on its board, she bears responsibility for the AIDS profiteering of Comforter's Healing Gift. She is consequently unfit to be a lawyer, a member of the SABC board, a member of the The Presidential Task Team on African Traditional  Medicines in South Africa or to hold any public office whatsoever.

The letter from Bowman Gilfillan also accuses TAC of organising an illegal march to Qunta's offices intended to "intimidate, harass and threaten her and the staff and clients of Qunta Incorporated." It goes on to say that this is illegal.

But the facts are as follows:
This begs the question: who then is really intimidating, harassing and threatening people?